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Case Studies - Oak open riser staircase with black metal bars

REF: 50978-pickersgill

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Notable Features:

Open riser stairs with metal bars:

Open riser stairs allow more light to flow through them, benefiting many properties and making a room feel bigger.

A bar of some description must be used to achieve the building regulation requirement of not allowing a 100mm sphere to pass through.
This can be in the form of a timber bar or metal bar.

You can have metal bars, either square or round, as well as polished, brushed or black.

44mm treads:

When using metal riser bars, there's no support for the tread in the form of a riser below it.
As such, thicker treads are needed. We use 44mm treads following BWF guidelines.

Pencil Rounded Treads:

The treads on this staircase are pencil rounded, which means rather than having a full-round or square-edged profile, the edges feature an 8mm radius round.
The pencil rounding the treads removes the sharpness of the tread while still looking modern.

Embedded Glass Panels:

We offer glass panels either:
- on clamps (with a choice of style and finish) 
- embedded into a groove within the handrail & baserail.

The glass on this staircase is embedded into a groove.

All glass panels we supply are made to measure for each staircase.

Feature Treads:

This staircase features two feature treads.
- Tread one is a double-going curtail.
- Tread two is a single-going curtail.

These two feature treads allow the bottom post to be set back by two treads (approx 500mm). Allowing the hallway to feel bigger and giving the staircase a grander appearance.

Black Metal Post Caps:

We offer several options for post caps; these black metal post caps tie in nicely with the black metal riser bars.

Plan View:


Customer Feedback

I just want to say it's been a delight working with TKstairs, from initial designs through to a top-quality finished product. We love them! - Mr Pickersgill

REF: 50978-pickersgill

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We Design & Manufacture Staircases

TKstairs is one of the UK’s leading staircase manufacturers, we now manufacture in excess of 100 staircases per week delivering throughout the UK from our state of the art manufacturing facility near Hull.

Popular Staircase Layouts

Straight Staircases:

Straight staircases have no turns in them.

Quarter Turn Staircases:

These have a single turn, turning left or right, which can be either a landing or kite winder.

Half Turn Staircases:

These have two turns, left or right. Using kite winders, landings or a half landing.

For straight stairs, quarter turn stairs (single turn) or half turn staircases (two turns), these can be ordered on our website and are available for fast delivery.

Paddle Staircases:

Also known as space saver or loft staircases, these are half the length of a normal staircase but can only be used in certain scenarios.

Other Layouts:

We also offer other staircase layouts, these include, paddle stairs, S-shape stairs, T-shape stairs or stairs with three or more turns. We also offer stairs suitable for commercial buildings which are wider and made from more substantial materials than domestic staircases.

Styles & Materials

Construction Methods:

All layouts of staircases can be constructed in different ways which will effect the final finish, these include:

  • Open riser construction; this is where the risers are left open with either a timber strip or metal bar built in to comply to regulations.
  • Cut string construction; where the sides of the strings are cut away so the treads can be seen, this can either be done in a modern or traditional way.


The materials used on your staircase will have a dramatic effect on how they look, most stairs will use the following materials.

  • Pine; all our stairs are manufactured from high quality furniture grade pine, we do not use any whitewood.
  • White Oak; we can manufacture all or part(s) of your staircase from premium White Oak, to give that stunning finish.
  • Glass; we offer stairs with glass balustrade, either as small panels or large panels, secured with brackets or by embedding with a groove.